Answer: I think what you are seeing is the dormant period for your Crape Myrtle (Logerstroemia. Frost and freezes are not the only cause for a plant to go dormant. Shorter days in winter can bring on dormancy. <br><br>Now is the time to prune your Crape Myrtle.I don't know how you have trained your tree or shrub. The small plants should be trimmed back some every year. Not drastically, but depending on last year's growth, a few inches anyway. This will give you more bloom this summer. Remove any suckers that come up at the base of the plant, unless you are keeping it as a shrub. If you are keeping it as a shrub allow as many suckers to grow as you want.
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